Caring for a loved one can be a rewarding experience, but it can also be exhausting physically, emotionally, mentally and financially. In conjunction with the North Carolina Family Caregiver Program, Senior Resources of Guilford assists caregivers with the responsibilities of informal caregiving by:
|Helping them learn about and access available support services|
|Providing caregiver case assistance and options counseling|
|Informing caregivers about support groups, counseling services and legal assistance|
|Referring them to respite care services which can provide a break in caregiving responsibilities|
|Advising them of materials available through the Resource Libraries maintained by Senior Resources of Guilford in the Greensboro and High Point offices and the Resource sections within the Public Library branches|
The Caregiver Information Program assists caregivers who are age 60 and over or those who are caring for someone age 60 and over. This includes adult children assisting a parent, a wife or husband caring for his or her spouse, a parent over age 60 caring for an adult child with special needs, a niece or nephew caring for an older aunt or uncle and a friend who is assisting an elderly neighbor.
Meet CATHI (Caregivers' Answers, Topics and Helpful Information)
In an endeavor to continually assist caregivers in the search for pertinent information regarding eldercare, Senior Resources of Guilford's Information and Referral Specialists address topics of most Frequently Asked Questions via Caregivers' Answers, Topics and Helpful Information (CATHI). Additionally, caregivers are also offered an opportunity to e-mail individual questions and an Information and Referral Specialist will reply. Have a question for CATHI?
Click here for the current CATHI question and answer.
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
Support groups and educational programs are available for grandparents age 55+ and over who are the primary support for their grandchildren.
A Memory Cafe provides a gathering place for friends with Alzheimer's Disease (or other dementias) along with their caregivers and families to relax and enjoy socialization, refreshments, discussion and entertainment. Participants can expect peer support, free valuable information and education, social contact with others having a similar experience, an informal and relzed stigma-free environment. Coffee, treats and activities are all provided at no cost.
In High Point - First Thursday of every month from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at Wesley Memorial Methodist Church, 1225 Chestnut Drive, High Point NC 27262
In Greensboro - Second Thursday of every month from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at Senior Resources of Guilford, 1401 Benjamin Parkway, Greensboro NC 27408
In Jamestown - Third Thursday of every month from 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. at Jamestown United Methodist Church (Oakdale Campus), 534 Oakdale Rd, Jamestown NC 27282
|Mikayla Tate, Caregiver Support Coordinator|
|From High Point and Jamestown:||(336) 884-4816|
|From all other areas:||(336) 373-4816|